3M’s Thinsulate™ Insulation: Sustainability Meets Fashion

3M introduced new sustainable insulation materials for application in the fashion and clothing industry at ISPO (3 rd – 6 th of February) in Munich, Germany.

With up to 100% recycled plastics and fabrics, 3M’s Thinsulate™ Insulation offers a sustainable alternative to natural materials such as cotton or down, thus reducing the fashion industry’s carbon footprint.

While recycled Thinsulate™ insulating materials have been in use in skiwear for years now, 2018 saw significant improvements in the materials’ structure and function.

By producing new insulation materials made from up to 100% post-consumer recycled materials and committing to turning process-related waste into high quality plastics, 3M has managed to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the production process – which makes the 100% recycled insulation material one of the premium products.

Thinsulate™ products come in three new ranges: 3M™ Thinsulate™ 100% Recycled Featherless Insulation is one such option. It offers a sustainable, cruelty-free alternative to natural down insulation solutions.

Other materials include 3M Thinsulate™ Flame Resistant and 3M Thinsulate™ Water Resistant.

The products and the processes used to create them have been certified for their sustainability, their positive environmental impact, and their safe production methods by independent agencies such as OEKO-TEX®, Global Recycled Standard (GRS), and bluesign®.

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